Catholic Mutual and Church Mutual Enter a Strategic Alliance

MERRILL, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Catholic Mutual Group, the largest coverage provider for the Catholic
Church in North America, and Church Mutual Insurance Company (CMIC), the
nation’s largest insurer of religious organizations, today announced a
strategic alliance under which CMIC will underwrite auto and workers’
compensation insurance for all of the Catholic dioceses and other
various Catholic organizations in the United States currently served by
Catholic Mutual.

Under the strategic alliance, CMIC will now be the preferred auto and
workers’ compensation underwriter for the Catholic dioceses and
archdioceses, religious orders and other Catholic institutions in the
United States that have coverage with Catholic Mutual. The goal of this
strategic alliance will be to provide the Catholic Church with superior
coverage, service and risk management at a fair price.

“This new partnership brings together two great organizations committed
to religious institutions and improving the human condition,” said Mike
Ravn, chief executive officer of CMIC. “We look forward to working with
Catholic Mutual with a shared commitment to the insurance industry.”

“Church Mutual’s broad experience in providing faith-based organizations
with automobile and workers’ compensation insurance make it the perfect
fit for Catholic Mutual,” said Mike Intrieri, president and CEO of
Catholic Mutual.

Catholic Mutual Group was established as the Catholic Mutual Relief
Society of America in 1889 by a group of Midwest Catholic bishops who
were unable to obtain reasonably priced, reliable insurance on their
churches. Over the last 125 years, Catholic Mutual has grown to be the
largest provider of property, liability and employee benefit coverage
and related services for Catholic dioceses, religious orders and other
Catholic institutions in North America. Based in Omaha, Neb., Catholic
Mutual is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that serves only Catholic Church-owned
institutions. Its board of trustees consists exclusively of cardinals,
archbishops and bishops.

CMIC was founded in 1897 and specializes in insurance for religious
institutions of all denominations, including religious-related schools,
camps, denominational offices and senior living facilities. It markets
most lines of commercial property and liability insurance, including
multi-peril, workers’ compensation and commercial auto insurance.

About Church Mutual Insurance Company

Church Mutual Insurance Company offers specialized insurance for
religious organizations of all denominations and insures more than twice
as many religious organizations as its nearest competitor. Church Mutual
is rated A (Excellent) by industry analyst A.M. Best and was named to
the prestigious Ward’s Top 50 List in 2015.


Church Mutual Insurance Company
Laura Hughes
Title: Chief
Marketing Officer
Phone: (715) 539-5826
Mutual Group
Bob McFayden, CPCU, ARM
Title: AVP Underwriting
(402) 514-2308